Auto-circumcision and Urinary Tract Infections ( UTIs )

These UTIs are thought to be caused by bacteria that gather inside the foreskin before spreading to the urinary system.

The lifetime risk of UTI is 32% in males with the glans covered by the foreskin and only 8.8% in males with exposed glans.

Not only the prevention of UTIs but also the prevention of later complications such as kidney damage is an important factor to be considered.

Permanent foreskin retraction ( auto-circumcision ) can be an effective way to reduce UTIS, especially if UTIs become recurrent.

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